April 16, 2014
On April 9, 2014, a high school student in Murrysville,Pennsylvania stabbed 22 people on campus as the school day began. This story is still developing and our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.
CBA recognizes that children and teenagers affected by traumatic stress need special consideration and assistance. We hope these resources will help during this difficult time.
Child Traumatic Stress
Children exposed to violent situations may experience traumatic stress. They may show signs after fearing for their lives, witnessing violence or losing a loved one.
Children may show physical or emotional symptoms of increased arousal, such as irritability,anger, trouble sleeping, decreased concentration, stomachaches, headaches or increased fears about safety for themselves or others. Other child traumatic stress indicators are:
National Child TraumaticStress Network
Learning Center for Childand Adolescent Trauma
NIH:Children and Violence Resources